PROGRAM DESIGN CLARITY: We are hungry to know more about what exactly your model consists of. Please succinctly list a) what main activities are you doing with your beneficiaries, b) where you carry out the activities? c) how often? d) for how many hours? e) who delivers the services? and f) any other brief details
Students solve problems in the class/home as starter activities, game Math activities, to compete with other students worldwide, to take IQ test, and just to get fun sharpening their intelligence. Worldwide English speaking countries. 1000+ online visitors everyday; average duration is 6 minutes.
INSPIRATION: What do you consider the most important trends or evidence that inspire you to believe the world is ready to Re-imagine Learning? Please elaborate.
The word is ready to Re-imagine Learning because of the technological breakthrough: the access of most of the World's population to the Internet.
LEARNING THROUGH PLAY: What does “learning through play” mean to you and why it is a must-have, instead of a nice to have?
Learning is indispensable. There is boring learning and there is learning with fun. We need to put fun, motivation into all learning processes where it is possible. Students do boring Math worksheet exercises because the teacher ordered them to do so. Thousands students solve interesting and challenging math problems at www.aplusclick.com themselves because they enjoy to do so.
SUSTAINABILITY: Please list a quick breakdown of your funding, indicating the percentage that comes from each source.
The project has very low budget because volunteering. Now the sources is private funding - 80%; ebook sales - 20%. In the future all budget will be covered by payable Premium service for teachers and parents, while the main service will be free for children.
MODEL: How does your mission relate to your business model (i.e. Non-profit, for-profit or hybrid)?
The model is hybrid. The mission: to develop logic reasoning and problem solving skills corresponds to the FREE, NO-ADS, No-REGISTRATION service for children. The Premium service (eBooks, printable worksheets, progress tracking, special tests, Learning Management System LMS) will be available for teachers and parents as a payable service.
FUNDING PRIORITIES: If your organization were given $20K in unrestricted funding today, how would you use it? Why?
1) To improve infrastructure: to move the service from current low-cost web hosting (with 1% down time) to reliable and fast provider, which will be able to serve the to the greater number of customers (10 times more).
2) To translate the content of 4000 problems into other languages.
PARTNERSHIPS: Tell us about your partnerships that enhance your approach.
Dozens volunteers provide us with their feedback, reviews and suggestions. They continue to do so. The list of the people involved is given at http://www.aplusclick.com/about.htm
Their participation dramatically improved the quality of the content and its attractiveness.
COLLABORATIONS: Have you considered or initiated partnerships with any of the other Challenge Pacesetters? If so, please share.
We are open for both welcoming people input into project and using of our content, expertise, audience as a part of other projects.
VISION: If you had unlimited funding, and you could fast forward 15 years to when your program has been able to achieve wild success - what will it have achieved?
To help to large number of students to develop their problem solving skills.
To provide the service to 10'000 students in 6-10 languages on daily basis worldwide. The students will spend at least 10 minutes sharpening their skills.
IMPACT - KEY METRICS: Please list the key data points that you would cite as evidence that you are able to achieve lasting learning outcomes. Please also share one data point for which you most hope to see better results over time
Right now, the site has 1000+ visitors with average duration 6 minutes every day. Better technical service, the marketing will enlarge the number of students and help to reach the mentioned above objectives.
APPROACHES: Given the complexity of play, it is not surprising that there have been numerous research attempts to categorize the different types and approaches! Please indicate which of the following your project focuses on.
Games with Rules, Educational Structuring (developing playful projects within educational contexts).
AFFILIATION: Please specify if your organization has any existing affiliations with the LEGO Group.